My opinion, in a nutshell, is that the movie had a horrible plot and failed miserably on the excitement front, too. For anyone who doesn't know, the basic premise is that Nicholas Cage is a reformed car thief who has three days to steal fifty cars or else his brother will be killed. Now, the premise is unbelievable but let's forget that for a moment, since most Hollywood movies have ludicrous plotlines. What the movie does have is potential: a cast including the talented Nicholas Cage and Angelina Jolie, lots of cool cars and opportunity for chase scenes and edge-of-your-seat excitement. Unfortunately, it comes up short delivering. Angelina Jolie's talent goes completely to waste; the sole purpose of her part seems to be to put red lipstick on and wear tight clothing. When Cage's character decides to steal the cars, instead of getting to work, he spends another half-hour of movie time being mushy and sentimental. When they finally do begin stealing cars, it's so easy it's boring. The movie's redeeming qualities: a really cool car chase scene near the end, featuring the requisite car-flying- through-the-air -and-landing- in-one-piece trick. A few good one-liners. Not much else.
|3/10||segacs@ - 17 reviews|
12.6.2001 - age: 18-25
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